April 26, 2018 / 1:11 AM / 8 months ago

Japan PM Abe: not considering calling snap election

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters after he attends a cherry blossom viewing party at Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, Japan, April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that he was “not considering at all” calling a general election now, while pledging to do the utmost to clarify facts over scandals including document alterations related to a controversial sale of public land.

“What is required now is to discuss policy and carry out what we promised last year,” Abe told the lower house of parliament.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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